Serbia, Greece sign MoU to cut roaming charges


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BELGRADE (Serbia), May 24 (SeeNews) – Serbia and Greece have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to reduce roaming charges for calls between the two countries, the Serbian government has said.

As part of the deal, Serbia and Greece will encourage mobile operators to reach mutual agreements regarding the permanent reduction in the price of roaming calls, texts and data exchanges, the Serbian government said on Friday in a statement. communicated.

Digital transformation and telecommunications will facilitate the recovery of the tourism industry, Greek Minister of Digital Governance Kyriakos Pierrakakis said after signing the Memorandum of Understanding with Serbian Telecommunications Minister Tatjana Matic in Athens.

Last week Serbian Prime Minister Ana Brnabic said Greece and Serbia plan to sign an agreement to remove roaming charges. “We have negotiated a roaming agreement with Greece, whereby our citizens who come to Greece will no longer pay roaming charges and the price will be equal to that of a local call,” Brnabic said at the time. .

In April 2019, the Western Balkan countries signed an agreement to abolish roaming charges in July 2021. As part of this agreement, a transition period began on July 1, 2019, when roaming charges for calls between Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Montenegro and North Macedonia were lowered by 27%, while for Albania the reduction was 85%.

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